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Chemistry in Context: 2024 Release
Chemistry in Context: 2024 Release

Chemistry in Context: 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1264923988 | ISBN13: 9781264923984
By American Chemical Society

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The goal of the American Chemical Society’s Chemistry in Context is to establish chemical principles on a need-to-know basis for non-science majors, enabling them to learn chemistry in the context of their own lives and significant issues facing science and the world. The non-traditional approach of Chemistry in Context reflects today's technological issues and the chemistry principles within them. Climate change, renewable energy, alternate fuels, nutrition, and genetic engineering are examples of issues that are covered in Chemistry in Context.

Chapter 1
Portable Electronics: The Periodic Table in the Palm of Your Hand 2
Chapter 2
The Air We Breathe 36
Chapter 3
Radiation from the Sun 82
Chapter 4
Climate Change 126
Chapter 5
Water Everywhere: A Most Precious Resource 180
Chapter 6
Energy from Combustion 240
Chapter 7
Nuclear Energy and Other Alternative Sources 300
Chapter 8
Energy Storage 352
Chapter 9
The World of Polymers and Plastics 394
Chapter 10
Brewing and Chewing 438
Chapter 11
Nutrition 476
Chapter 12
Health & Medicine 534
Chapter 13
Genes and Life 580
Chapter 14
Who Killed Dr. Thompson? A Forensic Mystery 612

Appendix 1
Measure for Measure: Metric Prefixes, Conversion Factors, and Constants A-1
Appendix 2
The Power of Exponents A-2
Appendix 3
Clearing the Logjam A-3
Appendix 4
Answers to Your Turn Questions A-4
Appendix 5
Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Questions Indicated in Blue in the Text A-66

Glossary G-1
Index I-1

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American Chemical Society

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